22 Jan 2019

HVAC system performance can affect many aspects of building operations. If just one part of the system is faulty then everything from building health to energy efficiency can be negatively impacted. Consider the importance of these two categories. Good building health ensures that occupants are comfortable and productive. Maintaining acceptable energy costs is critical to […]

28 Aug 2018

Ready.gov in conjunction with FEMA recognizes National Preparedness Month (NPM) every September. 2018 will focus on planning with: Disaster Happens. Prepare Now. Learn How. Each week will concentrate on a different theme as it relates to overall Preparation. The 2018 Weekly Themes are as follows: Week 1: Sept 1-8, Make and Practice Your Plan Week […]

By Dr. Rajiv Sahay, CIAQP, FIAS, Director of Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and the health of the indoor environment has been a rising concern in recent years from the health, hygiene, and productivity viewpoints. Individuals are exposed to a number of allergens or contaminants on a continuous basis. These contaminates/allergens can cause […]

Indoor air quality investigations are often initiated by occupant complaints to the facility manager of a building. These grievances are generally manifest through sight, smell and actual physical conditions only present when the occupant is in the questionable indoor environment. A building scientist who is sent to collect samples and log data for an IAQ […]

In its 16th year now, National Healthy Schools Day seeks to inform the public of health risks that can affect children in educational and child care settings April 3, 2018, Clearwater FL — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that 50% of all schools have problems with indoor air quality (IAQ). IAQ issues can be comprised […]

Current research from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has found that by-products produced by bacteria consuming dead human skin flakes emit urine-like and body odor types of smells that are distributed through a building via the HVAC system. The study was conducted under the leadership of Dr. Lai Ka-man, Associate Professor of the Department of Biology […]

30 Jan 2018

World renown Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) firm makes improving building health and energy efficiency easier for city, county and state government agencies, as well as educational institutions and non-profits with TIPS cooperative purchasing contracts. Clearwater, FL Pure Air Control Services, Inc. (Pure Air) announces a new vendor partnership with The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) that will […]

15 Aug 2017

Building Dampness and Microbial Growth Building dampness has been a topic of research for some time now. Many different areas have been explored such as what causes building dampness, the influence of damp conditions on indoor biological contaminants, and how building dampness affects human health. Of course, there are preventative and remediation measures that can […]

Tampa, FL—Each Year the first Tuesday of May is dedicated as “World Asthma Day” to create awareness of the causes, symptoms and treatments for asthma. Asthma is one common respiratory disorder often characterized by difficulty in breathing, chest congestion, wheezing and coughing. Asthmatics, who suffer from this ailment, are diagnosed with narrow airways and inflamed lungs. The symptoms […]